Along with Seinfeld and Frasier, Friends dominated the must-see TV of the 1990’s. Winner of innumerable television awards, the show features the lives of six friends in their late-twenties/early-thirties living in New York City – Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), and Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry).
The six friends spend the majority of their time in a coffee house named “Central Perk” or in either Monica’s apartment or Joey and Chandler’s apartment.
The Friends DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere in which Rachel leaves her fiancée Barry at the altar and moves in with Monica. Without her daddy’s credit cards to live off of, Rachel is forced to get a job at the Central Perk coffee house.
As the season progresses, we learn that Ross has harbored a life-long crush on Rachel, but he is continually unable to tell her because of a number of obstacles that get in his way.
Season 1 also features the antics of Ross’s pet monkey Marcel who would later be fazed out of the show because of the strain an animal placed on the show’s production schedule.